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Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody (A B Androzzo)

GUEST,Bill Kennedy 06 Jan 03 - 02:21 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 06 Jan 03 - 03:27 PM
GUEST 07 Jan 03 - 10:36 AM
wysiwyg 29 Jun 06 - 09:38 AM
Azizi 13 Nov 07 - 01:03 AM
Ron Davies 27 Jan 10 - 10:48 PM
GUEST,NORTON 19 Feb 10 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Norton 19 Feb 10 - 12:01 PM
Little Robyn 19 Feb 10 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Amber 11 Jan 11 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,M Smith 14 Jul 12 - 08:56 PM
Joe Offer 14 Jul 12 - 11:44 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY (A B Androzzo)
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 02:21 PM

written in 1945 by Alma Bazel Androzzo, made famous by Mahalia Jackson, a hit in 1951 for Irish tenor Joseph Locke

IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY
(A B Androzzo)

If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,
If I can show somebody, how they're travelling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

Chorus:
My living shall not be in vain,
Then my living shall not be in vain
If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

If I can do my duty, as a good man ought,
If I can bring back beauty, to a world up wrought,
If I can spread love's message, as the Master taught,
Then my living shall not be in vain.

Chorus:


I change 'good man' to 'person', and 'Master' to 'masters' when I sing it, but a lovely song. I'll post the chords and music later.
'pass along' is sometimes seen as 'travel on', I also usually change 'how they're travelling' to 'where they're travelling', not for me to judge how someone is travelling, but helpful to point out pitfalls where they are travelling, in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Jan 03 - 03:27 PM

A similar song to this was recorded by the Fairfield Hour... have to check the lyrics to see how much they differ... it's a wonderful song.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 03 - 10:36 AM

Fairfield Four


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Jun 06 - 09:38 AM

Any updates on FF version?

Sound file?

MIDI here: SOREM'S MIDI PAGE

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 01:03 AM

Here's two YouTube video clips of this song which is also called "Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1K0JL72J4
Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain-Deborah Chambers
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edBGuudFeu8
Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain-Patti Labelle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Jan 10 - 10:48 PM

I understand that this song, not "Precious Lord", was Dr. King's favorite song.

Any confirmation--or contradiction?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: GUEST,NORTON
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 11:56 AM

The Irish Tenors version is wonderful!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: GUEST,Norton
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 12:01 PM

Anthony Kearns is the Tenor on this cut. Where can I get the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 03:23 PM

Aled Jones sang it when he was a kid - beautiful!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody (A B Androzzo)
From: GUEST,Amber
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:11 PM

Great Song !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody (A B Androzzo)
From: GUEST,M Smith
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 08:56 PM

I would love to get a karoke tape or CD of this music. Does any one know where I might get a Cd or tape?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: If I Can Help Somebody (A B Androzzo)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 11:44 PM

Hi -
this link (click) should lead you to what you want. There are YouTube videos of the piano music for the song in two keys, Key of A-flat and Key of F. These tracks are produced by Fruition Music. You can buy MP3 recordings of these tracks from this link at Amazon (click).

Good luck to you.

-Joe-


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